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My sister has genital herpes and we share a bathroom. She habitually leaves blood in the toilet, and on the toilet seat, at the front, where the head of my penis sometimes will touch when I sit there. I make sure to wipe it down, sometimes even cleaning with bleach, because I'm concerned that if her fresh vaginal blood touches the tip of my penis and enters there, I may contract it. Is this even possible?
Thanks for the reply. I do know that herpes isn't a blood disease, however my concern was with if there was a chance, even if very slight, that the blood could flow over a lesion, transporting the virus in that way, remaining warm and fresh enough if perhaps moments later I used it afterward. I have encountered warm toilet seats before, meaning someone has just left, or consciously went right in afterward because I was waiting. If oral herpes can be transferred to the genitals through oral sex, it seems it could be possible, though implausible, for a virus to travel as such; that the virus could hitch-hike in vaginal blood flow, if the lesion is in the river, so to speak - or is the only way to contract herpes is having a raw lesion come in contact with an open area of your body? As long as I'm asking, I'm now wondering if anything can be contracted if warm vaginal blood from a toilet seat enters the tip of my penis. Sheesh, I really hate that I have to come here and ask these things, I've just disgusted myself. Quote of the day, "Happiness is a clean toilet seat."
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